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Publication Name World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Manuscript ID 64871
Country/Territory Greece
Category Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Manuscript Type Observational Study
Article Title COVID-19 in the endoscopy unit: How likely is transmission of infection? Results from an international, multicenter study
Manuscript Source Invited Manuscript
All Author List Ioannis S Papanikolaou, Georgios Tziatzios, Alexandros Chatzidakis, Antonio Facciorusso, Stefano Francesco Crinò, Paraskevas Gkolfakis, Gjorgi Deriban, Mario Tadic, Goran Hauser, Antonios Vezakis, Ivan Jovanovic, Nicola Muscatiello, Anna Meneghetti, Konstantinos Miltiadou, Kalina Stardelova, Alojzije Lacković, Maria-Zoi Bourou, Srdjan Djuranovic and Konstantinos Triantafyllou
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Corresponding Author Paraskevas Gkolfakis, MD, Research Associate, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatopancreatology and Digestive Oncology, Erasme University Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Rue de Lennik 808, Brussels 1070, Belgium. pgkolfakis@med.uoa.gr
Key Words COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; Gastrointestinal endoscopy; Personal protection measures; Transmission; Lockdown
Core Tip Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak caused an unprecedented disruption in everyday endoscopic practice worldwide, with recent guidelines advocating suspension of non-emergency endoscopies, implementation of strict personal protection measures (PPM) and post-endoscopy patients’ evaluation, regarding their COVID-19 status. This was an international, multicenter, study seeking to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on endoscopy during the first European lockdown (March-May 2020). COVID-19 transmission across endoscopic units proved to be highly unlikely in lockdown circumstances, as long as endoscopy performance is restricted to emergency cases and sufficient PPM are available.
Citation Papanikolaou IS, Tziatzios G, Chatzidakis A, Facciorusso A, Crinò SF, Gkolfakis P, Deriban G, Tadic M, Hauser G, Vezakis A, Jovanovic I, Muscatiello N, Meneghetti A, Miltiadou K, Stardelova K, Lacković A, Bourou MZ, Djuranovic S, Triantafyllou K. COVID-19 in the endoscopy unit: How likely is transmission of infection? Results from an international, multicenter study. World J Gastrointest Endosc 2021; In press
Received
2021-02-25 16:40
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2021-02-25 16:48
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2021-07-21 03:30
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2021-07-21 09:13
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ISSN 1948-5190 (online)
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Manuscript File 64871_Auto_Edited-JPY.docx
Answering Reviewers 64871-Answering reviewers.pdf
Audio Core Tip 64871-Audio core tip.m4a
Biostatistics Review Certificate 64871-Biostatistics statement.pdf
Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure Form 64871-Conflict-of-interest statement1.pdf
Copyright License Agreement 64871-Copyright license agreement.pdf
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Institutional Review Board Approval Form or Document 64871-Institutional review board statement.pdf
Non-Native Speakers of English Editing Certificate 64871-Language certificate.pdf
Supplementary Material 64871-Supplementary material.pdf
Peer-review Report 64871-Peer-review(s).pdf
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Scientific Misconduct Check 64871-Scientific misconduct check.pdf
Scientific Editor Work List 64871-Scientific editor work list.pdf